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Rescuers had to hoist a fallen climber’s shattered body up a 400-foot-high cliff face, trying to not bump him against the rocks.

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Climber miraculously survives 140-foot fall

A Payson man who miraculously survived a 140-foot fall thanks to a grueling and dramatic rescue this week battled to recover after several operations, including one to reattach his pelvis to his spine on Friday. Mike McEntire, 36, nearly died Aug. 13 in a Sedona canyon after losing control of a climbing rope and plummeting down a rocky ledge.


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